City Navigator 2010 North America Now Available

 

According to another forum, the City Navigator NT 2010 maps are now available for download (file name Garmin_RMU_CNNANT2010.exe).

I just got a 760 today, so I'll be downloading the new map later tonight and reporting back.

EDIT: Looks like chewbacca was the first to report the new maps in the 2009 MAP UPDATES discussion at 00:48 this a.m.

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Anyone ..

..knows the difference between 2009.1 and 2010 map versions in terms of their respective release dates? Please, advise.

Keep looking at mymaps. On

Keep looking at mymaps. On one of the pages it showed I had the 2009.11, and right above it was a link about Manage mymaps, if I remember correctly.

you may indeed need to download again...

All those having trouble (including myself) at the "server access" point of the installation may need to download the file again...

I did a test last night(4/8/2009) where I went through the same install process but using the *older 2009.11* setup package. Where the new 2010.10 botched at the server access, the old 2009.11 accessed the server just fine and proceeded with the install.

I then went to myGarmin account and the 2010.10 download was accessible for "download again" but this time directly from the myMaps page without having to actually select the unit. It wasn't accessible from here previously so I'm guessing that they indeed updated something on their end and maybe updated the file. I am downloading it again & will see if this corrects the issue.

I wonder if these botched map updates are going to be the norm for Garmin at every release...something like this happened with the first nuMaps release where they had to update the file on their server because of "issues". rolleyes

We'll see what happens in a couple of hours when the download completes (again).

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Quartely is never free.

jeffg wrote:

Hmm I am withing my 60 days of acquiring the satalite signal however my only option is to buy the new map

I see the following in their FAQ section:

Customers who have qualified for a free mapping update and have chosen to take advantage of that offer will not qualify for any additional mapping updates that may become available. The Garmin nuMaps Guarantee will only allow a customer to download one free mapping update.

Guess I need to shell out the $69 or $119

The free update you get is the same as the $69 one. In order to get quarterly updates, you have to pay the $119. There is no free quarterly upate.

So, if you don't want the quartelies, take the free one and go.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Server issue resolved

As of 6am, I just tried the install again (from the original downloaded file) and the issue has been resolved, at least here on the West coast.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

Curious

Did garmin change the version number from 2010.1 ?????

I downloaded 2010.1 yesterday - everything appears to work fine.

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I am going to have to break

I am going to have to break down and buy the lifetime subscription.

Just tried the install again and it's not working again.

DorkusNimrod wrote:

As of 6am, I just tried the install again (from the original downloaded file) and the issue has been resolved, at least here on the West coast.

Just tried the install again and it's not working again. New message now is that the server is experiencing technical difficulties this time. Tried it once more and now it's back to the problem of communicating with the server.

I received the following message from Garmin this morning about the install working on a Mac but not a PC.

"And the answer to that is because Mac has a different download and its on a different server. Therefore, not as many people clogging the servers.

Thank you for contacting Garmin International:"

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Lifetime Maps

You might as well purchase it from GPS City, they have it on sale for $99.95 Better off doing that instead of the single update for $69.00

http://www.gpscity.com/item-garmin-numaps-north-america-life...

2010

as per garmin, there servers are overloaded, i got the install, and on the last screen, it stated cannot contact garmin server try again later, did this 3 times, on the 4th time went right on through, lots and lots of changes to the maps!!!

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Bad planning?

rjrsw wrote:
DorkusNimrod wrote:

As of 6am, I just tried the install again (from the original downloaded file) and the issue has been resolved, at least here on the West coast.

Just tried the install again and it's not working again. New message now is that the server is experiencing technical difficulties this time. Tried it once more and now it's back to the problem of communicating with the server.

I received the following message from Garmin this morning about the install working on a Mac but not a PC.

"And the answer to that is because Mac has a different download and its on a different server. Therefore, not as many people clogging the servers.

Thank you for contacting Garmin International:"

Back when I was debating with myself over the desirability of buying a lifetime map update subscription that operates via downloads, my big worry had to do with the ability of the company to have the server capacity to be able to handle the peak access issues when a new map came out, especially since the file size is over 1GB.

It appears that my worries have become fact--Garmin does not have the ability to support map downloads to its paid users due to inadequate server capacity. Isn't this something that they should have considered when planning to offer downloadable quarterly map updates of over 1GB each?

More discussion of the issue:

http://www.gpsmagazine.com/comments/000534.php#comments

The 4th try this morning was the charm

The 4th try this morning was the charm, it is now completing the install of the new maps.

The lifetime map program appears to have been a bigger success then Garmin had planned on and they are going to have to increase their server capacity after what has occured with their first update of the lifetime maps.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

It's Working :o

It's finally working after re-downloading the file after noticing some changes in the title of the map in the map download area. Now to see what's been updated surprised

Be patient......it takes forever....with many attempts

JGLabelle wrote:

When I go to the Garmin site it tells me that my unit (NUVI 750) already has the 2009.1 maps installed and that there are no updates available!!!

I have purchased a lifetime map subscription. Where do I go to download the 2010 maps???

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The reference for the 2009.1 maps "no updates are available" is contextually correct (for the 2009.1 series). Once the 2010.1 map installs on your unit, the posting changes to "download again" in the context of the 2010 map.

Here is how I eventually retrieved my lifetime subscription update........(WinXP-SP3 is the most troublesome)

Connect the GPSr unit and Sign-in to "My Garmin" account

Select "Manage Maps and Downloads"
at the top you will see a "myMaps" section .... wait (almost forever) and the lifetime maps update notification appears in this area. (...assuming the lifetime subscription has been activated for your unit) The notification appeared after about 30 minutes.

Now the fun begins...
Select the "update" for your unit.
Computer is ready appears..
Connecting... appears and the system hangs..

I refreshed the screen a few times at 1 minute intervals.. the same sequence of events....

After a few tries, I selected the "maps" tab (Garmin site just crashed so I am guessing at the label) to refresh the screen, and then the myMaps download link. The download link for my unit had finally posted to this page.

Do not be alarmed if the download link fails to post and the "update" notification disappears.. Go to "Manage Maps and Updates" and the notification eventually re-appears.

Just about 2 hours

I did mine this AM - an hour to download (on a 6 MB connection) and a hour to install.

I had a couple test checks locations - both were listed in the 2010 version, but the full detail was not there. This version of map is about 2(+) years behind the time.

POI's have also been updated. Some are misspelled or categorized wrong, but on the whole - 2010 has updated the built-in POI's pretty good.

Server Busy

WAASup wrote:

EDIT: Looks like chewbacca was the first to report the new maps in the 2009 MAP UPDATES discussion at 00:48 this a.m.

Yeah, I posted it on this thread
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/12434?page=21

IIRC I was offered a new map as far back as April 6 but I didn't click the "Update Available" link on myGarmin page.

BTW, I just tried logging on to myGarmin a minute ago. After clicking myGarmin link, I got this message:

    System Busy
    Due to an unusually high volume of traffic, the page you are trying to reach is temporarily unavailable.

    We are working to resolve the problem, and apologize for the inconvenience.

    Please check back soon.

Looks like Garmin owners are DDOS'ing the servers grin

I don't know how many servers Garmin has and how big their bandwith is but allowing users to download 2GB map (did I get the size right?) simultaneously is just a crazy idea.

Discountgps...

discountgps.com is for sale just to let you guys know.

OpenStreetMap

I'm cheap. Still holding out for OpenStreetMap to support routable maps for Garmin.

I don't see these updates in

I don't see these updates in MyGarmin account. Are they there yet?

No map updates available for my new 265WT

When I log in to myGarmin and look at registered products, I don't see any updates available for my 265WT (I registered it on Feb. 22, 2009). Do I need to use the Garmin updater tool to get the map? I also wanted to update mapsource ....

I think myMaps is the correct link

sharper4 and chloeourdog,

After logging in, click myMaps (tab). You should see your registered product on the left side and associated map in the middle column. The rightmost column shows "Update Available" button.

The problem I see

The problem I see is that I can not view 2010 yet. It will be there, but until see it, I won't buy it.

Saw this problem last year. It just take Garmin a while....... to sync. up their maps.

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I have a 2-3 week old 755t

I have a 2-3 week old 755t that I did d/l the 2009.1 maps, but there is still a link to reload the maps. Any chance they are the 2010 maps, or is it a link that stayed there?

I d/l the file yesterday and

I d/l the file yesterday and early this morning after a few times with the error message of not being able to connect the server, I was able to connect and install the file. Will there be a different version number than the one I d/l yesterday? I also called Garmin and reported to them that their self-extraction file was a pain in the --- and each time you had to go through the whole process again to re extract the file since you had no idea where the extracted files ended up. I hope the next self-extractor allows you to select where the user wants to have the extracted files placed. It would definitely save a lot of time. Thanks for the tip of using Winrar sure helped me.

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I think it's the same

nickjr wrote:

I d/l the file yesterday and early this morning after a few times with the error message of not being able to connect the server, I was able to connect and install the file. Will there be a different version number than the one I d/l yesterday?

Before reading these new developments, I downloaded the big file twice. Then a suggestion was made to do the download this morning, so I did it a third time.

I honestly think I ran the installation over three dozen times today before the Garmin servers finally connected to finish. What's so odd is that no one seems to have problems with the 2 GB download, but do have issues with the minor short-term server connection probably done just for validation purposes.

But I digress. Back to your question. My download this morning installs version 2010.10 as seen by nuvi--or 2010.1 by Mapsource, so you are up to date and don't need to repeat anything.

Is There???

Is there and link on Garmin's site the shows the changes on the new 2010 map???

Thanks Dana

Maps Forever

Does the new map plan include free updates to this map?
Jen

Yes and no, but...

dfrisque wrote:

Is there and link on Garmin's site the shows the changes on the new 2010 map???

Thanks Dana

To my knowledge, there's no source for info on changes to all built-in POIs, speed limits, etc., but for mapping changes, you can view their nearly-most-current map to compare it to what you have now. Unfortunately, right now the online viewable map is still the 2009 version, not the new 2010.1 map.

The 2009 version is
http://www8.garmin.com/cgi-bin/mapgen/webmap.cgi?p=21299201&...
When really zoomed in, this online map does show some of the built-in POIs, but is not complete as would be seen on your GPS or in Mapsource on your computer.

What you can do is go here
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=253&pID=1456
and click the "View Map" tab, then hope that it eventually brings up the City Navigator North America 2010 (instead of the current 2009) map.

nuMaps Lifetime?

jennyzita wrote:

Does the new map plan include free updates to this map?
Jen

If you have paid for nuMaps Lifetime for a GPS, then yes, this new map is part of your subscription. Ditto if you bought a one-time map upgrade and haven't used it yet.

Thanks

Thanks I guess I wilI just have to wait till Garmin updates the web site...

Dana

After much internal debate

...I went ahead and bit the bullet, ordering the lifetime maps from GPSCITY for my Nuvi 760. I figure if I get three to five years out of it, it's worth it. I can use my blackberry with Google maps, but it's not nearly as convenient, as easy to read, and of course, just when you need it most in the back of beyond, you're out of cellphone data service coverage. So...given I bought it cheap at Costco, why not extend its life? Onwards and not looking back wondering if or why....

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Viewing updated maps

dfrisque wrote:

Is there and link on Garmin's site the shows the changes on the new 2010 map???

The maps available for online viewing are frequently not current, so it won't help much to check them.

Besides, even if you could view the most current maps, what good does it do? Navteq seems to concentrate on certain geographical areas for updated data. For instance, the last update added lots revisions in my area. But then, I already know about that and don't need a GPS to get around town. Prior to that current maps for my area were getting very stale.

Its those areas with which I'm unfamiliar that are important to me and I've no idea how current they are. So, in the past I've been updating every few years.

Bob

map update

MrKenFL wrote:

Did garmin change the version number from 2010.1 ?????

I downloaded 2010.1 yesterday - everything appears to work fine.

Downloaded maps yesterday evening.It took me 6 hrs to do the dowload.Guess the server was pulling a load with all the downloads.Don't remember taking nearly that long for last update 209.11.Other then that every thing went well.My update says 2010.10

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Yesterday

D/L'ed my update and loaded yesterday - everything went fine, except it takes a little time even with a DSL connection.

Just got a nuvi 850. This

Just got a nuvi 850. This voice recognition is WAY COOL!

Anyway, I too can't figure out how to get my free 2010 map within the first 60 days after purchase. Has anyone else figured this out? It states that an update is available but the site wants to charge me $69.99. I tried to call them today but they are closed for Good Friday.

Thanks.

Register

First off you need to register the unit on the Garmin site. Once it's registered it should offer you the free upgrade - may take a day to show up.

If it doesn't show up then CALL Garmin - don't mess around with email. Often, when you purchase a new unit and then register it online, the system pulls some freako date out of its hind end and says you first acquired satellite lock on that date - which may well be many months BEFORE you purchased the unit. Because it thinks you have had the unit ever since that weird date, it doesn't offer you the free upgrade.

This was a really common problem with the nüvi 760 back when I purchased and registered mine. I wouldn't be at all surprised to find it's still an ongoing issue with Garmin.

Call them - 1-800-800-1020 - and make sure they know you only recently purchased the unit.

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In my case, they made me

In my case, they made me send them a copy of my purchase receipt to make sure it was within 60 days.

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Nuvi 255W

Got my garmin and downloaded

Got my garmin and downloaded the new maps and haven't found much difference yet, Have a 780 for 1 year and now include a 205wt. Virgo

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Virgo53 Nuvi 780/265W

2010 Maps

In looking over the file size, Garmin says that the file is 2gigs, the total size of the nuvi 650 internal drive is less than 1.5 gigs. Has anyone tried the update on a 600 series nuvi?

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The file you download contains the installer program as well as the maps, so the maps are not 2GB. In the past, they have been 900MB to 1.2GB. However, other posters have indicated that Garmin has indicated that the maps may not fit on the 6xx series models.

Perhaps one can use the same

Perhaps one can use the same method as the 2008 update on the c330. Using the map installer, select the install that fits your unit, then put the rest on a SD card. Worth a try.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

6XX Models

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

The file you download contains the installer program as well as the maps, so the maps are not 2GB. In the past, they have been 900MB to 1.2GB. However, other posters have indicated that Garmin has indicated that the maps may not fit on the 6xx series models.

Has anyone here tried it yet on a 6XX series model?

I seem to remember this issue when last year's update came out (not fitting on some models). One solution was to delete the unused .vpm voice files. After first backing up all the 6XX files, some or all of the unused voice files could be deleted. Some of them take up a lot of space, ~14MB each. Others, not so much.

Unused vehicle .srf files could also be deleted, but they are not as large, so not much space would be freed up.

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Thanks

thrak wrote:

First off you need to register the unit on the Garmin site. Once it's registered it should offer you the free upgrade - may take a day to show up.

If it doesn't show up then CALL Garmin - don't mess around with email. Often, when you purchase a new unit and then register it online, the system pulls some freako date out of its hind end and says you first acquired satellite lock on that date - which may well be many months BEFORE you purchased the unit. Because it thinks you have had the unit ever since that weird date, it doesn't offer you the free upgrade.

This was a really common problem with the nüvi 760 back when I purchased and registered mine. I wouldn't be at all surprised to find it's still an ongoing issue with Garmin.

Call them - 1-800-800-1020 - and make sure they know you only recently purchased the unit.

Many thanks. I just acquired satellites yesterday so I'll give them until next week and then call them if the free update isn't listed at myGarmin.

a new 6.15.5 version of MapSource is installed during map update

I noticed that during the map update that a new 6.15.5 version of MapSource is installed. I wonder what has been added above the 6.15.4 version.

The newest version available on Garmin's site is still 6.15.4 and the change history doesn't list the new version.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209

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I noticed that too.It shows

I noticed that too.It shows it was created on 3-18-09.Looks like the change would be out with the info by now.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Please report if any major

Please report if any major new roads are being included that were previously missing.

Mapsource 6.15.5 Issue

After the 2010.10 map update, Mapsource would issue a "There is a problem with the Product Ibycus installation. Please re-install Product Ibycus and start MapSource again." error at startup and then quit.

I had to remove Ibycus Topo maps from installed maps in order to use Mapsource.

This issue only appeared after my Mapsource was upgraded to 6.15.5 (from 6.13.5) by the map update.

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mapsource/topo

am using the topo also, but i have no issues, try reinstalling the topo should fix the issue sounds like for some reason it may of become coorrupted, i have ten states of topos in my mapsource with no issues!!

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How do we know?

How would we find out if the 2010 will fit on the 660?

Brave Person

babewk wrote:

How would we find out if the 2010 will fit on the 660?

One brave user needs to be first and report back to the rest of us. Are you volunteering? mrgreen

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